Clever Driver And Car Shopper Roundup

HOW TO: Buy A Car Without Putting A Shotgun In Your Mouth
“After you’ve set a target price and written your message, find the “quick quote” tab on the Edmunds site. Send out a request for info to any dealership within about an hour or so from where you live. When I did it, I provided them with a temporary e-mail address and a fake phone number.”

The Truth About “Factory Invoice” Car Prices
“Car dealers would love for you to think that the “factory invoice” price is the price they paid the manufacturer for the car they’re trying to sell you. In reality, that’s probably not the case.”

Dealerships Rip You Off With The “Four-Square,” Here’s How To Beat It
“Former used car salesman Alan Slone grows a conscience and reveals one of the major strategies dealership use to screw you when buying a new car.”

Get 30 More Miles Per Tank: Turn Off Engine If Idling More Than 10 Seconds
“Idling uses up a lot of gas. You’ll save money, and the environment. The Swiss like this method and it’s the law in several of their cities to turn off your car at stoplights.”

Potentially Insane Ways To Increase Your Fuel Efficiency
“Ridge-riding, Wayne explains, saves gas in the rain, as it gets the wheels out of the puddly grooves in the road created by more, let’s say, traditional drivers. “People are burning fuel to throw water in the air.”

(Photo: Morton Fox)